Originally Posted by nessie
Another question. With TiVo desktop, isn't it like you have infinite storage? You can transfer all the shows from TiVo to your computer, then delete the shows from TiVo and always transfer them back to TiVo later to save room. Or am I getting something wrong?
Yes, you can use TiVo Desktop to transfer recordings back and forth, but that is far from "infinite".
You'll need to get another TiVo with basic or Lifetime service unless you want to pay a monthly service fee.
Also, unless you have it already, you should download TiVo Desktop ASAP. The free version will only be available through June 5th.
Finally, there is no real need to "throw out the TiVo". It can be fixed, although it may not be worth it.